Latest polls damage Sterling


Latest polls damage Sterling

Sterling slipped this morning, while the cost of hedging against sharp falls in the exchange rate over the next month rose to its highest in over seven years on worries that the campaign for Britain to leave the European Union was gaining the upper hand. Two surveys by polling firm ICM on Tuesday showed British […]

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Pressure of Brexit hurts Sterling

Sterling eased on Tuesday, hurt by month-end selling and after a poll showed support for those who want to stay in European Union dropping, adding to growing uncertainty about next month’s referendum. An ORB poll for the Daily Telegraph showed support for Britain to stay in the European Union was at 51 percent, five points […]

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Great week for Sterling

Sterling steadied this morning, closing off a week of solid gains built up on the growing belief that Britons will vote to remain in the European Union at next month’s referendum, thereby avoiding market volatility that would damage the pound. A series of polls this week has pointed to the “Remain” camp opening up a […]

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UK GDP as expected

Business investment in Britain fell in annual terms for the first time in three years in the first quarter amid uncertainty around a vote on the country’s European Union membership. The Office for National Statistics confirmed the economy slowed in the January-March period, rising by a quarterly 0.4 percent as expected in a poll, and […]

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Sterling boosted by yet another positive poll

Sterling rose against the euro and the dollar this morning, boosted by a poll that showed the “Remain” camp was well ahead over their “Leave” rivals with a month to go before a vote on Britain’s future in the European Union. On Monday, sterling started the week on a shaky note after warnings from Prime […]

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Latest brexit polls show neck & neck

Sterling slipped again this morning, having recorded its biggest one-day fall against the dollar for six weeks in the previous session after a poll showed the campaign for Britain to leave the European Union neck-and-neck with the campaign to stay in. The poll helped drive down the pound by about 1 percent versus the greenback, […]

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Euro GDP stronger than expected

Sterling continues to climb versus the dollar, returning towards 12-week highs against a U.S. currency pegged back by expectations that the Federal Reserve is unlikely to raise interest rates any time soon. Gains in the pound were capped, though, after a YouGov poll for the Times showed opponents of Britain’s European Union membership edging into […]

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Pound drops off due to latest polls

Sterling rose against a weaker dollar on Thursday, advancing towards 12-week highs against a U.S. currency pegged back by expectations that the Federal Reserve is unlikely to raise interest rates any time soon. Still, gains in the pound are likely to be capped after a fresh YouGov poll for the Times showed that those campaigning […]

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UK GDP better than expected

Sterling traded near a 12-week high against the dollar this morning as expectations grew that Britain would vote to remain in the European Union. A preliminary report on first-quarter economic growth releasedthis morning  also moved the pound. A poll predicted the report would show the economy grew 0.4 percent in the first quarter and 2 […]

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